DETROIT (AP) – Wayne State University in Detroit is reporting the urban school’s first overall student enrollment increase in seven years.

Current enrollment is at 27,326 — an increase of 104 students.

Wayne State has more than 7,300 new students this fall, including transfers and graduate students.

The university’s strategic plan calls for 30,000 students by 2021.

President M. Roy Wilson says in a release that the number is “a tough, yet attainable goal” and can be reached with “an average two percent increase per year for the next five years.”

 

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